WHAT THE MOON SEES
April 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until April 14, 2019
One event on April 14, 2019 at 2:00pm
One event on April 13, 2019 at 2:00pm
What The Moon Sees is a layered collage of theater flamenco performances directed by multi-award winning dancer-choreographer Artistic Director Susana di Palma. The concert will consist of original contemporary works by Spanish Choreographer Belén Maya, Puerto Rican Choreographer Jeanne d’Arc Casas, and French Choreographer Fanny Ara. Woven among these works will be Susana di Palma’s Casita, a premiered work on homeless women.
The performance will feature internationally recognized guest dancer Jeanne d’Arc Casas, percussionist Jose Moreno, singer José Cortés and guitarist Jose Valle “Chuscales.” Longtime Zorongo company dancers Colette Illarde and Deborah Elias along with our Majas dancers Amanda Dlouhy, Grace Holthaus, Eve Laabs, Jenna Laffin, and Molly Stoltz will perform the original choreographed works.
The Lab Theater is a new location for our annual concert which provides a unique space to have simultaneous scenes/choreographies happening at one time. Casita will be seen and “not seen,” just as the homeless are “seen but not seen.” The layering of realities – the artistic, creative world and the deprivation of those without homes reflects only what the moon sees.
Casita will feature a duet with Jeanne d’Arc Casas and Susana di Palma, original music performed by local guitarist Ben Abrahamson, blues/gospel vocalist Billy Steele with gospel/jazz vocalist Tonya Hughes and flamenco percussionist Jose Moreno. MANCC (pronounced man-see) provided a 2019 development residency for Susana’s Casita project in Tallahassee, Florida as part of her 2017 McKnight Fellowship for Choreography. MANCC is the only national center for choreography in the world located in The Florida State University School of Dance and offers unparalleled opportunities for contemporary choreographers to hone their artistic practice and develop new work inside a creative community.
After the Sunday matinee, audience members are invited to participate in a post-performance discussion led by Susana di Palma along with representatives from ST. Stephens.
$40 Priority Seating; $30 General Admission; $20 Seniors & Students
What The Moon Sees – This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.